hytenor· Going John Galt
define 'significant'seth_js said:I would just put the plates back on with the bolts not all the way tightened like you said, but I can't even get the first thread to catch. The gap is too big. Could I just go to my hardware store and get longer bolts?
I was just gonna take the diff drop out. I was thinking it probably didn't make that big of a difference and not worth this hassle. So, what I did, was I took the diff drop out, and had my buddy push up on the diff arms so I could see the difference with/without the drop in real time. I'm not sure what the actual angle decrease is, but it definitly was significant.
when I experimented with lowering the front of the diff the only way ANY change was evident was to drop it as far as it would go, about 1.5". My boot fins were still stuck together even with that amount.
One member even measured the shift in axle angle...with a micrometer
this mod is more a mind game than a real-world solution and actually may do more harm then good.
in order to make the skids fit you must elongate the holes. there is a writeup on the New England site.